Situated on a stunning riverside site in the sunshine state capital of Brisbane, UQ Business School is based on the St Lucia Campus, which provides an idyllic location in which to study, relax and make new friends. The city’s vibrant social scene, together with the wide range of sports and cultural activities on offer, all help to create a high quality lifestyle to enhance the student experience.
With sub-tropical summers, mild winters and an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, Australia's third largest city enjoys the perfect climate. Situated only 2 hours by plane from the Great Barrier Reef and the award winning Whitehaven Beach, Brisbane is also an ideal hub to explore the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
Located by the Brisbane River just seven kilometres from the city centre, St Lucia is one of the world's most beautiful university campuses.
The magnificent 114-hectare site, with its beautiful sandstone buildings, parkland and lakes, is the setting for world-class teaching and research facilities. They include Queensland's biggest multimedia library and state-of-the-art laboratories and lecture theatres.
Students can find everything they need on campus, including excellent sporting venues, shops, banks, a post office, restaurants and dining options.
Getting to St Lucia
UQ Business School's St Lucia Campus can be reached by bus, CityCat ferry, bike, and car from the surrounding suburbs and the city. The Eleanor Schonell pedestrian and bus bridge links the campus to the southern suburbs. Parking is in high demand and students are encouraged to consider other alternative transportation.
Services and facilities
UQ St Lucia campus offers comprehensive services and facilities for all students and staff, from childcare and healthcare to worship and religion.
Find out more about how we can support you through your time studying.
Where to live?
The UQ Accommodation Services provide comprehensive advice and referrals regarding both on-campus and off-campus accommodation.
Eat, drink, shop
UQ St Lucia campus offers a range of venues in which to eat, drink, meet friends, and shop. The extensive variety of venue options reflects Queensland's thriving multicultural community, while shops include a post office, pharmacy, travel agent and banking facilities.
Sports at UQ
UQ Sport offers a wide range of sport, fitness and recreation opportunities at the St Lucia campus. The facilities are open to students, staff, alumni, and the public and include:
UQ has the largest research library in Queensland with more than 2.5 million books, tens of thousands of print and electronic journals, a large e-book collection and an online reference collection.
Student clubs and societies
Immerse yourself in student life by joining one of the 150 clubs and societies, ranging from academic-based groups and personal interest groups to sporting teams and international student societies.
Some clubs and societies dedicated to business-related topics might be more specifically of interest:
- The UQ Business School RHD Student Association is an active body of students enrolled within a research degree. Contact
- The Business School Postgraduate Association (BSPA) represents business-interested postgraduates at UQ. It connects students to likeminded friends and industry professionals. Contact
- The UQ Business Association was established to promote the career development of business, commerce, economics and law students at UQ.
- Next Generation Property UQ (NGP UQ) brings together the property industry and students through a series of networking events.
- The Financial Management Association of Australia (FMAA) promotes the career awareness of students and facilitates involvement with business, including networking forums with over 30 leading firms. Contact
- Idea Network is an entrepreneurship society for students, staff and the wider community.
- The University of Queensland Banking Club bridges the gap between the commercial banking industry and talented finance students by holding networking events.
- The UQ Society for Advertising and Marketing is a creative community of students which offers networking opportunities and the chance to put your skills to use
- AIESEC is the global youth network impacting the world through leadership development experiences. Contact
- The UQ Economics Society provides opportunities for professional development and social interaction in economics and related fields. Contact
Visit UQ Union for a full list.
With all the cultural activities on campus, there is no opportunity to get bored. Attend concerts, ceremonies and public lectures, visit art galleries, libraries, museums and research collections.
A safe environment
24-hour security is provided on the St Lucia campus. The UniSafe program aims to maximise personal safety by providing students and staff with services such as safety buses, UniSafe escorts, and emergency call points.